Venezuelans in West Texas Rally for Awareness of Venezuelan Conflict 2/22/14
CBS 7 News
February 22, 2014
Venezuelans in West Texas are holding a protest of their own today to raise awareness of the unrest in Venezuela.
A local group will hold a rally and demonstration today beginning around 2 p.m. at the Sam's Club in Midland.
Organizers say they know more about the conflict than their friends and family in Venezuela because the government will not allow broadcasts about the unrest.
The Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government has revoked the press credentials of journalists from CNN after President Nicolas Maduro blasted the television network's coverage of political protests.
CNN says Friday that four of its journalists were notified by the Information Ministry that they are no longer allowed to report in the country. They include CNN en Espanol anchor Patricia Janiot
Maduro on Thursday threatened to expel CNN from Venezuela if it doesn't "rectify" its coverage of unrest that he says is part of a campaign to topple his socialist government. Colombian news channel NTN24 was suspended from Venezuelan cable TV packages a week ago.
The government's near-complete control of domestic broadcasters has made CNN en Espanol a source of information for many Venezuelans trying to follow the unrest.